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At least three people have been killed and 35 others injured after white nationalists clashed with protestors at a far-right march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One of those killed, a 32-year-old woman, died after a car ploughed into protesters as she was crossing the street.
Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
Emergency services treated injured people lying in the road moments after the silver sedan sped into the crowd.
The “Unite the Right” march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of Civil War general, Gen Lee, who commanded the pro-slavery Confederate forces in the US Civil War of 1861-65.
The death toll is understood to include two Virginia State Police officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near Charlottesville.
A state of emergency has been declared. This enables police to mobilise resources.
President Donald Trump condemned the violence on Twitter:
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017